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Natural Healing Of Breast Abcess
I had right breast abcess surgery on 4th jan with 4 inch cut is not healing much. Doctor removed stitches as well. Not sure how it will heal.
Healing: If your wound is not healing you need to contact your surgeon to rule out infection. ...Read more
My wife, 27,non-lactating, has been facing recurring breast abscess (pus oozes from the skin) on her left breast since last year. Suggest treatment.
Is it possible for a breast abscess to go away naturally after infection while breastfeeding? I am not ill and no symptoms, only a painless lump.
If I just want fuller 36C breast-cup size natural looking- could I be a candidate for fat transfer argumentation? What's procedure and healing time?
See Plastic Surgeon:
There are several ways to improve the appearance of your breasts. The choices depend on your health status, preferences, and cost, as well as risks and benefits for each procedure. See two or three plastic surgeons for their opinions and recommendations.
The final decision will be up to you. Plastic surgeons will have pictures of their past patients' appearances before and after surgery, too. ...Read more
No: There are no non-surgical methods to improve ptotic breast. Mastopexy is very effective. You might consider consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Is there any supplement/treatment that can stimulate natural breast growth in the case of PCOS and undeveloped breasts at age 20?
Mom was at stage 4 breast cancer, done w chemo and double mastectomy, healing for radiation. Natural supplements that will fight or stop/slow spread?
Unknown: Good question, but answer is not clear as far as I know. Consider a multivitamin and/or calcium + vitamin d supplement with a healthy diet. Would avoid any types of hormonal supplements and strongly recommend she discontinue smoking. During radiotherapy, avoid high dose/potency antioxidants. ...Read more
Red, tender lump: A breast abscess will manifest itself as a hot, red, tender lump in the breast +/- fever; eventually, the entire breast can become swollen &red. Treatment is centered on antibiotics and abscess drainage, either thru (repeated) needle aspiration, or even surgical drainage if aspiration is unsuccessful. Please see your gyne or primary care dr. Today. ...Read more
Aspiration: The best way to diagnose a breast abscess is by physical examination supplemented by ultrasound. If a fluid-filled lump is present in the right setting for an abscess (redness, tenderness, swelling, etc), a needle can be inserted under local anesthesia with ultrasound guidance: drawing pus out is diagnostic (and, combined with antibiotics, may be all that's needed for rx). ...Read more
Pain & redness: An abscess typically has pain and redness of the skin. In some, there may be a buldge, fevers and chills. It is important to seek care from a breast specialist. Incision and drainage is usually the treatment along with antibiotics. If you think you have a problem, seek care from your physician immediately. ...Read more
Red-hot,painful lump: Common features of breast abscesses include swelling and redness of the breast associated with a new, tender, progressively-enlarging lump. While more common with lactation, abscesses can develop at any time in a woman's life. Traditional rx often involved surgery, however current techniques favor (repeated) aspiration and antibiotics. ...Read more
It depends: You are 20 years old the only reason for you to have a breast abscess if you are lactating now I assume you had abscess before you are concern about recurrences if you start having any pain or redness in your breast or part of it feel feverish or if you are having fever or chills you might be having a recurrent abscess if that is the case you need to go to the ER or to your docotr ...Read more
Breast Infection : Common features of breast abscesses include swelling and redness of the breast associated with a new, tender, progressively-enlarging lump. While more common with lactation, abscesses can develop at any time in a woman's life. Traditional rx often involved surgery, however current techniques favor (repeated) aspiration and antibiotics. ...Read more
Blood infection: Sepsis or systemic blood infection can occur readily in breast abscesses due to the proximity to major blood vessels and the thoracic duct in the chest. If treated, there can also be cosmetic scarring and breast deformity. Breast infections/abscesses are more common in breast feeding new mothers who delay treatment of "mastitis". ...Read more
Resolve w/ treatment: Malaise with a breast abscess is not a common symptom. This usually means a more serious infection that may be beyond the breast. Treatment for a breast abscess included drainage/aspiration and antibiotics. I highly recommend you contact your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Ten days: Most wound will close in 7 to 10 days. ...Read more
Common w/breastfeed: Mastitis/breast abscess is a not uncommon during lactation/breastfeeding but uncommon otherwise. Milk stasis (incomplete emptying) provides a good substrate/food for bacteria. Common bacteria are from the skin (staph & strep). Paradoxically, breastfeeding is the best preventative for mastitis/abscess. Infants empty the breast better than any pump. A lactation consultant can aid this as well. ...Read more
See a surgeon: Unless related to preganncy (and in that case see your ob) most breast abscesses need drainage — sometimes with a needle, but often surgical. ...Read more